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Posted on: January 16, 2019

WA State determines San Juan County's Shoreline Master Program is compliant with state law

On January 8, 2019, the State Growth Management Hearings Board found that San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program including its shoreline management regulations comply with the State’s Shoreline Management Act. 

San Juan County adopted Ordinanc...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

San Juan County partners with Ecology to monitor air quality

The Washington State Department of Ecology installed a mobile air quality monitoring station near the County Administration building on January 7th.  This air quality monitoring station will monitor for PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 mic...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Annual Homeless Count January 24th

San Juan County’s 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 24. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior cen...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Department of Community Development Office Closure Notice

SmartGov Training

The SJC Department of Community Development OfficeWILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF JANUARY 14 – 18Staff will be trained on new permitting software during this period. Note that building inspections will be conducted. We apologize for the inconvenience....

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

2019 DETACHED ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) ELIGIBILITY LOTTERY

ADU eligibility is limited.  The number of detached ADU eligibility slots allowed in any year cannot exceed twelve percent of the total number of building permits issues in the previous year for new principal residences outside of activity center...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

2019 Campsite Reservations for San Juan County Residents

San Juan County Parks & Fair is offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 20...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Fairgrounds Master Plan Draft Open for Public Comment

The Fairgrounds Master Plan Draft is now available for review online at: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1552/Fair-Master-Plan-Update (under “Latest News”). A printed reference copy is also available at the Parks & Fair Administrative Office for in-house re...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

New Vacation Rental Webpage Available

We have published a new webpage with the most requested information regarding vacation rental permits and compliance with the new regulations.  If you are looking for information about how to apply for permit, have an existing permit and want to ...

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Additional Info... * San Juan County News *
Posted on: December 3, 2018

San Juan County Adopts Real Estate Excise Tax for Affordable Housing

In the November election, San Juan County voters approved a new 0.5% real estate excise tax (REET) to support the development of affordable housing options within the county. The tax will be assessed on the purchase and sale of real property within the co...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

WA State determines San Juan County's Shoreline Master Program is compliant with state law

On January 8, 2019, the State Growth Management Hearings Board found that San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program including its shoreline management regulations comply with the State’s Shoreline Management Act. 

San Juan Cou...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Office Closure Notice

SmartGov Training

The SJC Department of Community Development OfficeWILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF  JANUARY 14 – 18Staff will be trained on new permitting software during this period. Note that building inspections will be conducted. We apologize for the inc...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 27, 2018

2019 DETACHED ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) ELIGIBILITY LOTTERY

ADU eligibility is limited.  The number of detached ADU eligibility slots allowed in any year cannot exceed twelve percent of the total number of building permits issues in the previous year for new principal residences outside of activity center...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: December 6, 2018

New Vacation Rental Webpage Available

We have published a new webpage with the most requested information regarding vacation rental permits and compliance with the new regulations.  If you are looking for information about how to apply for permit, have an existing permit and want to ...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Land Capacity Analysis Methodology Story Map Available Now!

What is the Story Map about?

The Department of Community Development is in the process of developing a Land Capacity Analysis (LCA) Methodology.  A story map walking through the methodology is available here.  This map walks through the s...

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Check out the Story Map here! Community Development

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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The Natural Resource Lands Economic Data Indicators are available now! Check out the interactive charts and graphs summarizing agricultural, forestry, and mining resource lands in San Juan County.

Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

San Juan County's Public Comment Map Tool is LIVE NOW! Use this tool to mark geographically specific comments regarding the elements of the County's Comprehensive Plan. Tell your neighbors, friends and family to let their voice be heard!

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool Comprehensive Plan Update

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 3

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday May 3 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Thursday April 6

San Juan County FAC will hold an abbreviated regular meeting on Thursday April 6 2017 from 8:30 - 9:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agend...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 23, 2017

WSF to close Call Center on weekends

WSF has announced that, beginning in early March, the Customer Service  Call Center will no longer be open on weekends due to budgetary constraints. What this means is that travelers without internet access will not be able to get information or ...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday March 8

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday March 8 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be p...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 1, 2017

No FAC meeting in February

There is no regular FAC meeting scheduled for February 2017.

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 8, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Jan 11

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Jan 11 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Nov 16

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Oct 12

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 1, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Sept 7

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Sept 7 from 8:30 - 10:30am in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting:Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: August 8, 2016

WSF Public Meetings August 9-11

Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith will travel to the San Juan Islands for three days beginning Tuesday, August 9, to meet with local officials and the public.

At a series of four community meetings on all ferry-served islands,...Click for details...

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: July 27, 2016

No Regular FAC Meeting in August

There will be no regular FAC meeting in August. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday Sept 7.

FAC and WSF will be hosting public meetings on all four ferry-served islands Aug 9-11, check back for details.

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday July 13 in Friday Harbor

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting from 8:30 - 10:30am in the Council meeting room at the County offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.Click here for more details

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC Public Forum Wed. June 15 on Orcas Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be holding a public forum on Wednesday June 15, 4-6pm in the Eastsound Fire hall at 45 Lavender Lane.

The FAC is a volunteer committee appointed by the county council to provide a liaison with Washingt...click for more details...

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday June 8 on Lopez Island

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 on Lopez Island, at the Lopez Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island.

The public is welcome to attend, and time will be s...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 16, 2016

FAC Public Forum on San Juan Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee held a public forum on Monday May 23, 4-6pm in the County Council meeting room at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor.

The forum was recorded with the help of county staff, and is available at the address below.
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Posted on: April 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 11 in Friday Harbor

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second Street, in Friday Harbor.

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee

News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2018

Residential and Commercial Burn Permits Open October 1

Burn season is right around the corner and the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office and the San Juan County Fire Chiefs Association would like to remind you of a few things to improve the safety of your burning this season.

Burning rules apply t...

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Fire Marshal
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Fire Extinguisher Recall

38 million fire extinguishers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to nozzle malfunction. The extinguishers may not work during a fire emerg...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

JURY DUTY: JANUARY 14, 2019 - JANUARY 18, 2019

FOR THE JURY TERM OF JANUARY 14 - 18, 2019, JURORS IN GROUPS 1 AND 2 ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE AT 8:30 AM ON THURSDAY JANUARY 17th JURORS SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE LOBBY OF THE SAN JUAN COUNTY COURTH...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

San Juan County Parks Campsite Reservations for San Juan County Residents in 2019

San Juan County Parks & Fair is offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 20...

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Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Fairgrounds Master Plan Draft Open for Public Comment

The Fairgrounds Master Plan Draft is now available for review online at: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1552/Fair-Master-Plan-Update (under “Latest News”). A printed reference copy is also available at the Parks & Fair Administrative Office for in-house re...

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Additional Info... Parks Recreation and Fair

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Office Closure Notice

SmartGov Training

The SJC Department of Community Development OfficeWILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF JANUARY 14 – 18Staff will be trained on new permitting software during this period. Note that building inspections will be conducted. We apologize for the inconvenience....

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: December 6, 2018

New Vacation Rental Webpage Available

We have published a new webpage with the most requested information regarding vacation rental permits and compliance with the new regulations.  If you are looking for information about how to apply for permit, have an existing permit and want to ...

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Additional Info... Permitting & Inspections

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

San Juan Islands Stewardship Guide

Got Visitors?  The San Juan Stewardship Guide is designed to encourage an increased level of environmental stewardship across the islands by visitors and residents alike.  The goal is to promote and distinguish the islands as a destinati...

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